Clinton County routes Bracken County, 49-0

Posted October 23, 2019 at 8:31 am


The Clinton County Bulldogs made quick work of Friday night’s game against Bracken County, picking up its fifth win of the season, 49-0.

Most of the second half was played with a running clock. The Bulldogs finish week eight with a 5-2 record with only two games remaining before playoffs begin.

“At the start of the game they put together a pretty good drive. They had a 40 yard pass on us,” Head Coach Rocky Tallent said. “After the first quarter it wasn’t really anything. The defense played really well. The offense played really well. They were able to capitalize on some things they saw on film.”

With the game being all one sided for the Bulldogs, Clinton County was able to get more players in the game.

“We got almost everybody in, but the thing is when you have a running clock, your possessions are limited, so that makes it tough,” Tallent said. “It was a good night.”

This week Clinton County will be at home to take on district opponent Edmonson County. The outcome of Friday night’s game will determine if Clinton County will host a playoff game or have to travel during the first round of the playoffs.

“It’s a big game,” Tallent said. “A lot of seeding implications. If we win we will have a home playoff game and that’s big for us. We need the stands packed for sure. This Friday we need a big time atmosphere because we are playing the team picked pre-season to win our district. They are definitely a solid team.”

As far as team makeup is concerned, Tallent said it’s almost like looking in the mirror.

“They have the closest thing to Chase Stines as anyone in the district. I’ve always said Chase is the best quarterback in the district and they probably have the second best,” Tallent said. “They also have a really good running back that could give us some problems.”

If Clinton County is able to defeat Edmonson County Friday night, the Bulldogs will grab a number two seed in the district standings and allow Clinton County to host the first game in the playoffs.

If by chance Clinton County is defeated Friday night, the Bulldogs will land in the number three spot in the district and will possibly travel to Monroe County to play the Falcons in the first round of the playoffs.

Tallent said Friday night was a big night offensively. Stines went 12 for 19 for 318 yards passing and four touchdowns. Stines also led the way in rushing with 19 carries for 66 yards and two touchdowns. Camerick Wright had one carry for 57 yards and a touchdown as well.

Receiving, Cameron Matthews led the way with six catches and 158 yards with two touchdowns. Parker Tallent had four catches for 108 yards total and two touchdowns, and Bryson Cross had two catches for 52 yards.

Wright led the way defensively with six tackles and an interception.

“All in all it was a good night. We started off slow because of the layoff we had,” Tallent said. “Overall we got in the groove and that puts us at winning five of our last six games. We are playing good football.”

Clinton County’s game Friday night at Bulldog Field will kick off at 7 p.m.

Quarterback Chase Stines made a quick decision to get out of bounds on a run during the second quarter against Bracken County Friday night. Clinton County won the game by a final score of 49-0.